Spiders Down Yonder @ Mind's Eye Studio

The enigmatic local EDM combo Spiders Down Yonder are as dark as they are mysterious. The duo — who are known simply as "!" and "?" — often adorn themselves with bandannas, lampshades, or other face coverings that obscure their identity, whether its on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/spidersdownyonder) or during their shows. Head over to YouTube and your senses can soak in the unsettling and bloody imagery contained within the disturbingly dark music video for the Spiders Down Yonder track "Venom," which is backed by one of their typically murky mixes of such wicked sounds as dark electro, dubstep, and moombahcore. Their brand of audio brutality, which features the pair digging up both "the grimy and the symphonic," is probably what they'll be blasting during Don't Kill My Vibe on Saturday, September 28, inside the Mind's Eye Studios, 43 West Sixth Avenue in Mesa. Spiders Down Yonder will be one of the featured performers at the weekend dance party, which will also include kinky and warbling beats from Matt Dunn, Damien Helzcoming, HD, Electro Negro, Captain Mead, and others. Moabyte will also provide the visuals, a shuffling contest with $150 in cash and prizes will be staged, and various vendors will have booths set up. The party runs from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. Admission is $10 before 10 p.m., $15 afterwards. Call 480-420-9856.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.